Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences

Document Type: Original Article(s)


Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


Background: Stapled hemorrhoidopexy is a safe and acceptable alternative to traditional hemorrhoidectomy with shorter hospital stay, better satisfaction, and less postoperative pain. There have, however, been reports on early and late complications. Therefore, the present study was designed to assess the impact of stapled hemorrhoidopexy on anorectal function and continence. Methods: Sixty-one patients with rectal prolapse and/or symptomatic circumferential hemorrhoidal disease, as validated by the Wexner incontinence score, were included. Anal manometric indices were measured. The Wexner scores and anal manometric measures were compared pre- and postoperatively using the Mann–Whitney U test. (A P